Ather Zia is a political anthropologist, poet, and short fiction writer. She teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. She is the author of Resisting Disappearances: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir (University of Washington Press, 2019) and co-editor of Resisting Occupation in Kashmir (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and A Desolation called Peace: Voices from Kashmir (HarperCollins, 2019). She has published a poetry collection The Frame (J&K Cultural Academy of Arts and Languages, 1999), and another collection is forthcoming. Her ethnographic poetry on Kashmir has won an award from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. She is the founder-editor of Kashmir Lit and the co-founder of Critical Kashmir Studies Collective, an interdisciplinary network of scholars working on the Kashmir region. A former journalist, she continues to write for mainstream journals.